JBF Champlin & Sons

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JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby boggs » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:25 pm

Resurrection of an old brand......I wonder if these two visit AAPK's.......looks good to me...

JBF CHAMPLIN AND SONS
JBF Champlin and Sons Cutlery, is a new version of a very old brand. It is being created and pushed forward by two rather unlikely partners, Derek Smith from Salt Lake City and Michael Losicco of Pennsylvania. They have both been independently researching and collecting anything to do with JBF Champlin for many years.

Michael Losicco’s fascination with vintage pocketknives started innocently enough while he was visiting an antique store about 20 years ago. He wasn’t even shopping for knives, but on a whim he picked up a pearl handled whittler with a broken blade that happened to be a knife made by JBF Champlin. He didn’t know it at the time, but he was hooked.

Derek Smith was married to Kimberly Champlin for 12 years, Kimberly is a direct descendant of JBF Champlin. Through her, Derek has had the chance to visit extensively with several family members who have been collecting old letters and working on the family genealogy for years.

This treasure trove of family history along with Derek’s newly found interest
in vintage knives started him on his own journey. Since then he has spent countless hours researching the history of the Champlin family and the knives they made.

Through the love of anything that was part of JBF Champlin’s history, Derek and Mike eventually crossed paths and became fast friends and allies. They have asked GEC to produce their first offering in honor of JBF Champlin, a cutlery pioneer and family man, whom they both respect and admire.

One of JBF’s early trademarks was “JBF Champlin & Son”. An “s” has been added so the new trademark reads “JBF Champlin & Sons” in honor of all of this man’s descendants including his grandsons, great grandsons and great granddaughters.

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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby galvanic1882 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:44 pm

Thanks for posting the info from the site and yes I am a member of AAPK and one of the owners of JBF Champlin & Sons Cutlery. Derek and I have been wanting to do this for a very long time and I really can't believe that it is happening. In the thread knife lore I have posted that little pearl that is mentioned in the introduction and will post it here as soon as I get home.

We should have the knives in a few weeks. We really are trying to bring back some old patterns and GEC is very happy to work with us on this project. The first offering is for 100 knives, 50 in bone and 50 in ebony. All will have a deep etch as shown.

Thanks again for posting the annoucement, Mike

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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby Earl » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:47 pm

Interesting. Thanks for posting Jim


#851212 JBF Champlin Teardrop Jack

isn't this designation a clip main blade??

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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby junebug » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:35 pm

AWESOME ::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds::


CONGRATS GUYS!!! 8) 8) 8)

CANT WAIT ::groove::




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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby boggs » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:06 pm

Earl....

You're right.....GEC will be coming out with their #85's with a clip and the JBF Champlin Teardrop Jack will have the spear as in the add posted on GEC's website...
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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby gino » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:19 pm

SWEET, where can we get one???
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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby Earl » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:46 am

boggs wrote:Earl....

You're right.....GEC will be coming out with their #85's with a clip and the JBF Champlin Teardrop Jack will have the spear as in the add posted on GEC's website...


thank you

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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby galvanic1882 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:30 pm

Here are the latest pictures from GEC showing the ebony knives!!! They are looking great.

Thanks Mike
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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby PigSticker » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:55 pm

I want an ebony those look awsome
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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby Dino_J » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:45 pm

OK guys. I may need to buy one. Beautiful knife. What is the size and does anyone know what the jigged bone looks like?
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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby galvanic1882 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:17 pm

Hi yes we think they are turning out great. Size closed is 3 5/8" closed. If you go to the link below you will see pictures of the bone in the last pictures.

Regards Mike

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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby Dino_J » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:27 pm

Very nice! Tough decision. Thanks
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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby singin46 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:31 pm

Congrats Mike, these will go quick! Great old world lookin Jack knife, Great old knife company name and Great Eastern Cutlery, any questions?,,,,,,NOPE!
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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:37 pm

The jigging on that bone has a randomness to it, reminiscent of Rogers Bone. I'm eager to see the finished product.
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Re: JBF Champlin & Sons

Postby singin46 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:43 pm

Me too Jerry, I believe this will be a nice look for this knife. ::nod::
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